THE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSICAL THEATRE

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 120 units

See "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in The University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major adviser or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

Please see General Education, Cultural Diversity, American Institutions, and Literacy Requirements under the BA in Theatre Arts.

Course Requirements for the Major: 60 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.

Degree Program Core: 42 units

17 courses required:
MUSC217Beginning Voice1.0Inq

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

NOTE: MUSC 217 must be taken twice, for a total of 2 units.

MUSC219Fundamentals of Music3.0FS
THEA100Theatre Forum1.0FA
THEA130Movement for Actors2.0FS
THEA131Ballet for Musical Theatre2.0FA
THEA133Jazz Dance for Musical Theatre2.0SP
THEA140Voice for Performance2.0FS
THEA150Foundations of Drama3.0FS
THEA160Foundations of Acting3.0FS

Prerequisites: Declared Theatre or Musical Theatre majors or Theatre minors.


Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in THEA 160X is required.

THEA160XReadings in Acting Theory1.0FS

Prerequisites: Declared Theatre or Musical Theatre major or Theater minor.


Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in THEA 160 is required.

THEA170Foundations of Design3.0FS

Corequisites: concurrent enrollment in THEA 170X is required.

THEA170XReadings in Design Theory1.0FS

Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in THEA 170 is required.

THEA250Textual Analysis for Prod3.0FS

Prerequisites: For Theatre and Musical Theatre majors: THEA 150; for Theatre minors and all others: THEA 110.

THEA260Intermediate Acting I3.0FS

Prerequisites: THEA 130, THEA 140, either THEA 160 or THEA 112H, THEA 160X.

THEA351Hist of Musical Theatre3.0SP WP

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.


Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in THEA 351X is required.

THEA351XRead/Listen in Mus Thea Lit1.0SP

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.


Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in THEA 351 is required.

THEA361Intermd Acting II: Mus Theatre3.0FA

Prerequisites: THEA 250, THEA 260.

Rehearsal/Acting Practica: 2 units

2 units selected from:
THEA201Theatre Rehearsal I1.0FS

Prerequisites: Audition or permission of instructor.

THEA202Musical Theatre Rehearsal I1.0FS

Prerequisites: Audition or permission of instructor.

THEA203Dance Theatre Rehearsal I1.0FS

Prerequisites: Audition or permission of instructor.

Technical Theatre Practica: 2 units

2 units selected from:
THEA204Costume Practice I1.0FS
THEA205Scene/Light Practice I1.0FS
THEA206Production Assistant I1.0FS

Prerequisites: Audition or permission of instructor.

Electives Requirement: 18 units

To complete the total units required for the bachelor's degree, select additional elective courses as follows:

Theatre

6 units selected from:
THEA123Make-Up2.0FS
THEA350History of Modern Theatre3.0FS WP

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.


Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in THEA 350X is required.

THEA350XReadings in Dramatic Lit1.0FS

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.


Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in THEA 350 is required.

THEA460Seminar in Advanced Acting3.0FS

Prerequisites: THEA 360 or THEA 361.

Theatre Dance

6 units selected from:
THEA132Tap Dance for Musical Theatre2.0FA
THEA133Jazz Dance for Musical Theatre2.0SP
THEA134Modern Dance for Musical Thea2.0SP
THEA235Musical Theatre Dance Survey2.0SP

Prerequisites: THEA 131 or THEA 133, or equivalent course work or permission of instructor.

THEA331Int Ballet for Musical Theatre2.0SP

Prerequisites: THEA 131 or consent of instructor.

THEA333Int Jazz for Musical Theatre2.0FA

Prerequisites: THEA 133 or consent of instructor.

THEA382Seminar in Choreography2.0SP

Prerequisites: THEA 203 or THEA 303 or instructor's permission.

Music

3 units selected from:
MUSC107Listening with Understanding1.0FA
MUSC110FStudio Instruction: Voice1.0FS
MUSC109Intro to Music Technology3.0FA
MUSC209Music Industry3.0FS WP

Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.

MUSC291American Music3.0FS *
MUSC292Maj Mus Fig in West Civ3.0FS
MUSC293History of Jazz3.0SP
MUSC294History of Rock and Roll3.0FS
MUSC310FStudio Instruction: Voice1.0FS
MUSC373Vocal Diction and Literature3.0FA

Prerequisites: One or more semesters of studio instruction or faculty permission.

MUSC374Vocal Diction and Literature3.0SP

Prerequisites: One or more semesters of studio instruction or faculty permission.

Voice

3 units selected from:
MUSC217Beginning Voice1.0Inq

Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

MUSC110FStudio Instruction: Voice1.0FS
MUSC310FStudio Instruction: Voice1.0FS

NOTE: In addition to the 2 units of MUSC 217 required in the Core, it may be taken again for a maximum of 2 additional units.

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor's degree, select additional elective courses from the total university offerings. You should consult with an adviser regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your university experience and possibly apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Special Musical Theatre Requirements

1. In the annual spring auditions, each student must demonstrate appropriate competence in the major before a faculty committee. Consult with an adviser for format and standards upon admission to the degree program.

2. Students must participate in auditions for all theatre productions.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Consult your undergraduate adviser for specific information.